Bardiani, Drone Hopper and Eolo-Kometa secure final Giro d’Italia wild cards

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The three Giro d’Italia wild card places have been awarded to Italian ProTeams Bardiani CSF Faizanè, Drone Hopper-Androni Giocattoli and Eolo-Kometa, completing the roster of 22 teams for this year’s Corsa Rosa. 

Race organiser RCS Sport was able to award three wild card places after Arkea-Samsic opted to give up their automatic invitation to focus on the 2022 Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana, with the goal to secure a place in the 2023 WorldTour. 

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Stephen Farrand
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Stephen is the most experienced member of the Cyclingnews team, having reported on professional cycling since 1994. He has been Head of News at Cyclingnews since 2022, before which he held the position of European editor since 2012 and previously worked for Reuters, Shift Active Media, and CyclingWeekly, among other publications.